ALBANY, N.Y. — Charlene Achille scored on an assist by Eve L’Abbe nine minutes into the first half on Thursday, lifting the University of Maine to a 2-1 America East women’s soccer victory over the University at Albany.
The Black Bears (8-4-1, 5-1-1 AE) continued their quest to win the conference regular-season title with the win. UMaine took a 1-0 lead 2:01 into the game when Maggie Malone scored an unassisted goal off a deflection.
The Great Danes equalized at the 8:29 mark when Kari Quinn scored on a breakaway. Alexa Schneider picked up the assist on the goal.
UMaine outshot Albany 18-7 in the contest and received two saves from Lauren Swant.
Jackie Ubert recorded six saves for Albany.
Mount Ida 2, St. Joe’s 0
At Standish, Mount Ida College (8-5-2, 5-2-1 GNAC) blanked Saint Joseph’s College (10-6-1, 6-2-0 GNAC), 2-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action.
Sophomore midfielder Carlos Martinez netted both of the Mustangs’ goals in the first half, starting with a booming long-distance kick in the ninth minute. After a Saint Joseph’s foul, Martinez launched a bending free kick from near midfield over the head of Monks goalkeeper Scott Benner for a 1-0 lead at the 36:24 mark of the first half.
Martinez struck again 12 minutes later off a perfect lead pass to double his side’s advantage. Pushing upfield, junior Dishawn Miller delivered a long-distance feed to Martinez, who was streaking toward the left post and beat a pair of defenders to create a 1-on-1 situation with Benner. With little space, the sophomore quickly tapped the ball into the right corner to make it a 2-0 game with 24:36 left in the opening stanza.
Benner made three stops, including a terrific save on a penalty kick by Martinez in the 55th minute, while Mount Ida keeper Mat Pils tallied two saves.